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ERIC Number: EJ855982
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1052-0147
"Dr. Right": Elderly Women in Pursuit of Negotiated Health Care and Mutual Decision Making
Evans, Kevin; Robertson, Suzanne
Qualitative Report, v14 n3 p409-432 Sep 2009
This study explores a group of elderly women who were searching for physicians that were interested in providing negotiated health care options with particular interest in mutual decision making. The grounded theory approach was used to explore the health care interactions between the physicians and the elderly women (Strauss & Corbin, 1998). Qualitative interviews were conducted with eleven women, 75 years and older. The categorical working title of "Looking for Dr. Right" helped to focus our discovery of the reasons for these women's search for a new physician. Grounded in the data, a proposed hypothesis was developed regarding the need for a two-way dialogue addressing specific health care concerns between an elderly woman and her physician. (Contains 4 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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